West Virginia Writers, Inc.Now celebrating our 42nd anniversary year, West Virginia Writers, Inc. is the  largest all-volunteer, writers' resource and service organization serving literary interests in West Virginia.

We are founded on the fundamental principle that the written word is one of the most distinguishing characteristics of all human endeavors.  Our aim is to expand and develop creative writing and professional opportunities for writers and to connect the state's writers with others in the literary community and the public at large.

WV Writers sponsors both an annual writers conference and an annual writing competition.


  • The 2019 West Virginia Writers Summer Conference was a blast.  At our awards banquet on Saturday night, the WINNERS of the 2019 Annual Writing Contests were announced.  You can see them for yourselves HERE.

  • Our organizational collection of essays on writing, Writerly Advice, Tips & Techniques from West Virginia Writers, has now been published by Headline Books.  You can get your copy from the WV Writers Summer Conference, or through Headline Books website, or the book outlet of your choice.   Writerly Advice offers tips, tricks, and inspiration for writers of all skill levels and genres. Whether you want to travel to the past with historical fiction, create compelling couples for romance, or saddle up for a western, experienced authors cover the unique aspects of each genre and the techniques common to all great writing. Take your verse to another level with advice from a panel of accomplished poets, each of whom draws from a unique personal background and style. These essays will help you find the courage to get started, inspire you to try writing a memoir or short play, and encourage you to make time for your creativity. It’s like having a writer’s conference at your fingertips!


    Laura Treacy Bentley, Daleen Berry, Ace Boggess, Johnny D. Boggs, Tobi Doyle, Eric Fritzius, Doug Van Gundy, Marc Harshman, Patricia Hopper, Kirk Judd, Joe Limer, Cheryl Denise Miller, Cat Pleska, Carter Taylor Seaton, Cole Smith, Audrey Stanton-Smith, Sandy Tritt, Tim Waggoner, Sherrell Wigal, R.G. Yoho, Nicole Yurcaba


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